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Huawei Ascend P6 Review

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Call quality

Huawei Ascend P6 Review
Voices sound sufficiently loud in the earpiece of the thinnest smartphone, with barely a distortion only towards the highest volume levels. The two noise-canceling mics top and bottom weed out the ambient noise for a strong and clear voice transfer to the receiving end.


Battery


The unibody design of the Ascend P6 means that the 2000 mAh battery is sealed, so you can't easily swap it out, though the HD screen and the humble processor aren't known as battery hogs. Huawei hasn't posted official talk times yet, and in our review experience with the phone it can last you a day with average usage, which is about the norm.


Conclusion

With its combination of curved lines and sharp metal edges, the slimmest phone out there is undoubtedly one of the most elegant designs we've seen, too, and not only in the Android world.

The Ascend P6 gets almost all major smartphone details right except for the mediocre camera, which has some issues both with pictures and video. For about 400 (USD or EUR), we can't complain if something is lacking on a midranger, especially in such a thin and light package.

Direct competitors are other midrange Android handsets with similar specs like the LG Optimus G / Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S III or the Sony Xperia SP. With the exception of the glass chassis on the LG, they don't sport premium designer looks, so if you want a looker with the latest version of Android without breaking the bank, the Ascend P6 deserves your consideration.

Software version: P6-U06V100R001C00B106



Pros

  • Svelte metallic design
  • Pentaband radio

Cons

  • Subpar camera
  • Feels sluggish compared to other quad-core phones
PhoneArena rating:
8
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9.5 2 Reviews
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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 03:37

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 935; Member since: 07 May 2012)


If you could include ff camera picture samples that would be great :D

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 04:39

2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 747; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not a bad deal for $400. Especially with a 4.7" display in such a small chassis.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 05:25

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2354; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice cute design n specs but l'il bit costly.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:20 1

4. MrKoles (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


What a beautiful beast! *o*

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:21

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


For the price this should get a 8.5 based on the review. Very solid piece of gadget, someone any Galaxy, Lumia, Optimus, um... iPhone user will look at and ask what ti is. :)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 14:26

6. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1046; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I love how narrow it is. I hate wide phones; so uncomfortable to hold.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 20:31

7. cowakami (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Where did you buy it for $400?

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Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei Ascend P6

OS: Android 4.2.2
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Display4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Huawei K3V2E, Quad core, 1500 MHz
2048 MB RAM
Size5.22 x 2.58 x 0.24 inches
(132.65 x 65.5 x 6.18 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)

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